Check out the news you should not miss today:
— Vietnam’s Ministry of Health reported 108,979 COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the national tally to 8,681,682, with 5,001,564 recoveries and 42,199 deaths.
— A 15-year-old boy from the south-central province of Phu Yen was found dead on Friday after being stuck in a sewer pipe of a local pump station.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport will ban all vehicles from entering multiple streets in downtown areas this weekend for the organization of the 2022 National Olympic Day Run for Public Health.
— More than ten people were injured as a truck collided with a passenger bus in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Phuoc on Friday afternoon.
— Two children were found dead from drowning after swimming in a river in the southern province of Dong Nai on Friday.
— Police in Ho Chi Minh City have arrested two young men who used pepper spray to snatch a phone from two local residents in Binh Thanh District earlier this week.
— The hot-air balloon festival in Hanoi began on Friday morning as part of the activities to promote tourism in the capital city, hosted by the municipal Department of Tourism.
— Nguyen Huu Viet, a former Southeast Asian (SEA) Games swimming champion, passed away on Friday at the age of 34.